Several East End organizations have received "Pittsburgh 250" grants for projects that address the theme of "Pride & Progress" in Western Pennsylvania. The grants are for the 250th anniversary celebration of Pittsburgh in 2008. The Thomas Merton Center, on Penn Avenue in Garfield, received $45,000 for an exhibit on the history of the local women's movement called "In Sisterhood." In a smaller grant, Lawrenceville Stakeholders and the Lawrenceville Historic Society were awarded $5,000 to expand the Lawrenceville Hospitality House Tour, which spotlights historic residences in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood, and to stage a series of reenactments and performances at other historic locations, such as the Allegheny Arsenal and the Allegheny Cemetery. You can read all about these projects and others funded for Pittsburgh's anniversary year in a thorough story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.